July 6, 2008 Subject:
This technical book doesn't hold any punches
670 pages of technical discussion on designing locomotives. The first chapter already jumps straight into determining macro requirements. Pretty juicy stuff.
July 5, 2008 Subject:
Modern Locomotive Construction
This 1892 text is one of the best on locomotive design that I have seen. It is on a par with the International Correspondence School locomotive design texts of the 1920s through 1940s. It is also one of the few sources I have found for detailed drawings of the bits and pieces that made up a locomotive in last part of the 19th century.